Gas-powered vehicle phase-out
California must pass legislation by 2025 to begin phasing out fossil fuel-powered vehicles, including cars, trucks, and buses. More than 20 countries have already made commitments.
Despite the misinformation being spread by special interest groups, the science is clear: Over the lifecycle of the car, electric vehicles (EVs) are far more climate-friendly than gas-powered vehicles. In fact, electric vehicle makers are poised to roll out “million-mile batteries.”
Despite its reliance on oil production, Norway has a goal of banning gas-powered vehicle sales entirely by 2025. The country has enacted many incentives to make choosing EVs far more attractive, including reduced taxes, bridge tolls, parking fees, and ferry charges, as well as providing access to bus lanes. As a result, in September of 2020, Norway’s electric vehicle market share stood at 81% of all vehicles, and 56% of all new cars sold in Norway in 2019 were electric or plug-in hybrids.
Likewise, the United Kingdom has announced plans to ban the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2030.
As a global climate leader, it’s time for California to join the United Kingdom, Norway, Mexico City, Paris, and Madrid, which are all scheduled to begin their phase-outs in 2025. Tell your electeds that you want California to phase out gas-powered vehicles starting in 2025 >>